"I am continually struck by the professionalism, high level of caring and exemplary caregivers that I have met from Home Instead. My mom couldn't live without them, and neither could I.
Cheryl not only provides day-to-day leadership for our administrative staff and our CAREGivers, but she also works closely with families to provide the highest quality care for their loved ones.
Together, Cheryl and her team uphold our core value of Love (v.), and demonstrate our core purpose of teaching others about Love (v.), while living our 8 attributes: Patience, Kindness, Humility, Selflessness, Respectfulness, Forgiveness, Honesty, and Commitment.
As CAREGiver Manager, Nicole has a unique opportunity to interact with CAREGivers on an individual basis. Nicole seeks to ensure that each CAREGiver has a long-term Home Instead experience that is equally fulfilling and rewarding. She listens to their concerns, seeks to understand their challenges and needs, and works to create solutions that set CAREGivers up for success.
Beyond retention, Nicole's efforts support Home Instead's quality-assurance standards. Through performance-driven reviews, ongoing training opportunities, and one-on-one coaching at the office and in the field, Nicole engages with CAREGivers with a continuous-improvement mindset.
Outside of work, Nicole can be found spending time with her son, as well as traveling (her favorite spot is the Gulf Coast), reading and enjoying the beach life. You might even find her in the sky or suspended upside down; that's because Nicole is a self-proclaimed adventure seeker, loving the thrill of skydiving and riding rollercoasters.
Linda is always on the lookout for people with the compassion and proper attitude to be an excellent CAREGiver.
She is responsible for hiring and retaining a quality team of local
Fox Valley and Oshkosh CAREGivers. Then, she works with the rest of the staff to
ensure their experience of caregiving is a fulfilling one. Linda would love to talk to you today.
Geryd joined Home Instead in 2018 because he was searching for something different, something that fulfilled him. He feels a sense of fulfillment every day by helping to meet the care needs of our clients and, in doing so, ensure that seniors in our communities can enjoy the independence and freedom of staying in their homes.
First, he goes to great lengths to understand each client’s customized care plan. Then, he matches the right CAREGiver to a specific client, accounting for care needs, personality types, location, availability and more.
As a follow-up, Geryd stays abreast of each client’s care plan and daily manages each CAREGiver’s schedule so that success is sustained and relationships are maintained. In each conversation, Geryd believes that it is crucial to show and speak love to others — better known in our Home Instead culture as Love (v.).
Lori is our part-time First Impression Specialist. Lori is often the voice you hear on the telephone and the face you see when you walk into our Appleton office. Her goal is to make your initial experience and each experience afterwards a positive, warm and homey experience. She'll top it off by offering you a fresh cup of coffee, beverage or a warm chocolate chip cookie.
Nancy is our evening and weekend staff coordinator supervisor. Nancy
ensures that a Home Instead Senior Care representative is available 24
hours a day, 7 days a week. Nancy can provide you with information on
our services, maintain schedules, and assist with any after-hour
emergencies that may arise.
Chris is a “people person.” His role has a major emphasis on working with other key team members to attract, train, retain and engage top talent that can further our mission in the marketplace.
In his current role, Chris applies best practices to create HR policies and procedures, including worker’s compensation management, benefits strategy and administration, and risk and legal compliance for CAREGivers and administrative team members. He also collaborates on a corporate recruitment and retention strategies, helping to attract the best and brightest professionals to our caring staff as well as ensuring they are engaged throughout their Home Instead experience.
Chris brings a wealth of well-rounded experience, having worked in a variety of functions prior to Home Instead, including account manager, project manager, sales, branch manager and, most recently, director of human resources.
Outside of Home Instead, Chris loves spending time with his son. Together, they adventure in the great outdoors; in fact, you can often find Chris fishing on the mighty Wisconsin waterways or, when he has more time, at his favorite vacation spot: Lake of the Woods in Canada. Chris’ seafaring ways run so deep that he actually possesses a Great Lakes captain’s license!
Part of our corporate team, Stacey performs a variety of duties associated with client billing, payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable. Additionally, Stacey has responsibility for general accounting and monthly reporting.
Hannah joined We Care Senior Care (dba Home Instead Senior Care) in the summer of 2018, while working toward her associate's degree in accounting at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. As part of our corporate support team, Hannah assists with payroll, billing and Long-Term Care Insurance.
In addition to her accounting background (and her passion for all things Microsoft Excel!), Hannah brings to our team a background in senior caregiving. That experience has instilled in her the belief that everyone deserves to be treated with love and kindness; in fact, to Hannah, that's exactly what Love (v.) means!
In her free time, Hannah enjoys hunting, fishing and kayaking in the great Wisconsin outdoors. She also enjoys vacationing in Eagle River, Wisconsin, as well as relaxing with a good movie; in fact, her personal motto stems from the classic tale Forest Gump: "Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get."
Cory has a unique role at Home Instead: telling stories. Your story.
By connecting with CAREGivers and clients alike, he is building a vast library of collective stories that we can share with our communities and even the world (coincidentally, Cory worked in a library while in college).
Cory's storytelling experience stems from 15+ years in marketing, advertising and — his "bread and butter" — communications. In fact, prior to receiving a master's degree in history, Cory earned a bachelor's degree in English, having enjoyed studying the written language as well as classic literature, from prose to poetry.
When Cory isn't telling stories for a living, he's telling them around the campfire at home. That's because he enjoys spending time in the backyard (in the warmer months, of course) with his wife, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and the vast company of mosquitoes. In addition to storyteller, he also goes by avid sports fan, reader, HGTV junkie, food lover, #1 uncle and exerciser.
Jason is an ordained minister, believing wholeheartedly in the role of faith in life. He is also a natural-born salesperson, having success in the field as early as college.
When We Care Senior Care (dba Home Instead Senior Care) came calling in 2015, it was the ideal opportunity for Jason. As General Manager of our Madison location, Jason had a unique opportunity to apply his passion for sales at a faith-based organization. Over the years that followed, Jason helped put the Madison location on a course toward growth and helped the branch sustain continued success.
Jason's accomplishments within the Madison branch paved the way for his new role in 2018. Now Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Jason has responsibility for the top and bottom line revenues of each of the five We Care Senior Care offices, but he sees it as an opportunity to serve others.
As a servant leader, Jason seeks to apply selflessness and to put love into action with his teammates and neighbors. Putting others' needs first is a mindset that stems from his personal motto borrowed from Micah 6:8, "... What does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?"
Jason and his wife Liz — high-school sweethearts! — have three children together and are actively involved in their local church.
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